Perfect Roast Chicken

  • Ready in 1h 15m

  • Serves 4

  • 455 calories

  • 0.5g carbs

Perfect Roast Chicken is a gluten free main course. One portion of this dish contains approximately 31g of protein, 36g of fat, and a total of 455 calories. This recipe serves 4 and costs $1.24 per serving. It is brought to you by The Recipe Rebel. 1 person has made this recipe and would make it again. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 1 hour and 15 minutes. If you have garlic powder, butter, paprika, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it.

6 ingredients

  1. 3 lb chicken
  2. 1/4 cups butter
  3. 2 tsps salt
  4. 1/2 tsps paprika
  5. 1/2 tsps garlic powder
  6. 1/4 tsps pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Remove the giblets and neck from the inside of the chicken if they are there.
  3. Combine melted butter with salt, paprika, garlic powder and pepper.
  4. Use an upside down tablespoon (see video for a visual) to loosen the skin from the chicken breast and drumsticks as best you can.
  5. Pour some of the melted butter under the skin onto the breasts and drumsticks and use the tablespoon to spread it around.
  6. Spread the rest of it onto the outside of the chicken on top of the skin (I do breast side only, as the underside of the chicken will be seasoned as it cooks)
  7. Tie the legs tight to the body and tug the wings underneath (or you can tie the wings to the body as well).
  8. Roast, uncovered, for 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes, depending on the size of your chicken (for a 3.5 lb chicken, I roast exactly 1 hour 10 minutes), until a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part (inner thigh near the breast but away from the bone), reads at least 165 degrees F. If your chicken is darkening quickly, you can tent with tin foil to prevent further browning.
  9. Remove from the oven and let rest for at least 15 minutes before slicing and serving.
Perfect Roast Chicken

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